Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could possibly be purchased by an Asian billionaire, Eddie Hearn has stated.
The Matchroom supremo – Joshua’s promoter – defined on Monday that contracts are signed for the undisputed heavyweight title battle, with simply the date and venue left to be resolved.
A number of international nations are actually bidding huge cash to try to safe the competition, however one specific strategy has caught the attention.
Hearn advised reporters: “I had an strategy [on Wednesday], not from the Center East, however it was probably the most weird strategy.
“I can’t say who it was however it was from a really rich particular person and he needs to do one thing very particular.
“We’ve had 20 approaches for this battle however you understand which of them are critical.
“This one was simply properly on the market. And it’s a practical choice, cash shouldn’t be a problem with this man.
“Commercially it’s a bit unusual, however it’s not about that. It’s a trophy asset to say, ‘That is the most important occasion on this planet.’
“And that’s the mindset of a person who needs to deliver it to his personal nation.
“It’s not about promoting tickets, it’s not about authorities funding… it might him be saying, ‘I’d be paying for it.’
“There’s a quantity for the battle, you hit the quantity, you get the battle and the quantity was not a problem for this particular person.
“Saudi have paid the positioning payment earlier than, we’ve labored collectively earlier than, it’s not difficult, it’s nearly tying up the dates, however this provide is a bit totally different.
“All I’ll say is it’s in Asia. Not Macau however not far-off.”
On Thursday, Hearn joined talkSPORT and dismissed claims suggesting AJ vs Fury could possibly be delayed to later within the yr in an effort to maximise income generated by the profitable website deal.
June/July has been persistently touted because the goal date, however there have been rumours that the battle could possibly be pushed again as international locations may pay more cash when varied COVID restrictions are lifted.
When requested if he’s assured the battle will occur this summer time Hearn advised White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “Yeah, that’s 100 per cent the main target.
“We all know it’s a tough world in the mean time, we all know there’s journey restrictions, we all know world economies are crumbling, however in the end that’s the date of the battle.
“Persons are speaking about, ‘Some folks would possibly favor this battle to happen in September/October/November.’
“Nicely, ‘some folks’ aren’t us. We would like Fury towards AJ, two fights this yr.
“That is what we’ve signed as much as, that is what we’re speaking to all of the related websites and approaches that we’ve had is a two-fight settlement, one in June/July, one in November/December.”